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Diana J. Figueroa

Divorce and separation Attorney at Melbourne, FL

4.6   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Diana

Learn Diana’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    -Divorce/Military Divorce -Marital Settlement Agreements -Equitable Distribution of Assets & Liabilities -Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

  2. Uncontested divorce
    25%
    -Divorce/Military Divorce -Marital Settlement Agreements -Equitable Distribution of Assets & Liabilities -Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

  3. Child custody
    15%
    -Time Sharing (Child Custody) & Child Support -Modifications and Parental Relocation

  4. Alimony
    10%
    Modification of Alimony

  5. Child support
    10%
    -Paternity -Time Sharing Modifications to child support/time sharing

  6. Family
    10%
    -Domestic Violence Injunctions -Paternity -Step Parent Adoptions

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    -Prenuptials -Postnuptial

Diana Figueroa, Esq. was born and raised in South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1985.

Ms. Figueroa began practicing law full time in 1986 in Florida as an Assistant State Attorney with the Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial District. After gaining extensive jury trial experience, she continued her law career in private practice. While in private practice, Ms. Figueroa also worked as a Conflict Attorney for Brevard County and handled a multitude of felony criminal cases. In her private practice, Ms. Figueroa handled thousands of cases including all types of divorces, military divorces, adoptions, dependency, paternity, child support, relocation, pre-divorce planning, and domestic violence.

Ms. Figueroa started as a solo practitioner and has successfully grown her practice into a cohesive firm over the years with a team of lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative personnel. She is grateful for the privilege of serving clients with a high standard of excellence. Ms. Figueroa has been married for 31 years, raised four children, and is a proud grandmother, so she understands the value and importance of family.

Ms. Figueroa believes that every case deserves complete diligence and preparation. Believing in the value of a strong attorney-client relationship, she takes the time to get to know each client. Once she has heard your story and gotten to know you and your situation, she can discuss your options and review the process ahead. Every step of the way, Ms. Figueroa anticipates what will come next and acts in her clients’ best interests. She aspires to facilitate solutions to legal issues and, when possible, avoid costly litigation.

In the event that mediation and negotiation do not yield the desired results, Ms. Figueroa represents clients through litigation and competently prepares their cases for trial presentation. As a litigation coach for clients, Ms. Figueroa takes the time to explain all the steps of the legal process and helps her clients develop appropriate communication skills in divorce and custody cases. She makes it a priority to directly work with her clients so that they feel fully prepared in advance for their court case.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Figueroa is involved in local community groups. She volunteers and assists the community of the disadvantaged to promote easier navigation of their day-to-day living needs. She has been involved with her church at Calvary Chapel of Melbourne and previously was a facilitator for Crown Ministries and later the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Course. She also served as a volunteer as a Sunday school teacher for three-year-olds.

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Location

The Figueroa Law Group, P.A.
3760 West Eau Gallie Blvd
Suite 106
Melbourne, FL, 32934

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Robert | June 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary Service
My case was handled professionally, with great attention to detail, thorough investigation and research and due diligence. I would highly recommend The Figueroa Law Group to handle another case if it were ever to become necessary.
Response from Diana Figueroa June 22, 2022
Hi Robert, thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so delighted that you rate our service as 5 Star as we strive to provide just that for all our clients.
Posted by Christian | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
For being my first contested divorce, Figueroa Law Group has surpassed my expectations. The advise and guidance of this firm is best to none! From trying to establish a time sharing plan between mother and i for my son, to getting sole custody. They don’t stop they will keep fighting for their clients until whats given is fair. I love everyone in this firm and May god bless every one of them. Ms. Figueroa, Brittney, Aubrey, Josh and many more my hat is off to you all for your dedication and determination In this whole process.
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Posted by Andrew | February 19, 2022
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Figueroa Law Group recommendation
Attorney Figueroa has carefully selected staff that enjoy their jobs. It comes across in the way they have treated me and all those that are a part of my dissolution of marriage. If you want a friendly experience during a challenging part of your life I would recommend the Figueroa Law group.
Posted by Pamela | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Battling for my children's safety.
I was in a battle for my children with an ex-husband with a bottomless wallet & the best attorney in his town. Well, I got the best attorney in my town with Diana. She listened, referenced law books, looked over all the documents I took to her (a few inches thick) and we hired her. She always stayed in touch and now our kids are our kids. My ex-husband has NO rights to the children. It's as if he never existed. I am proud to say that my oldest child has her Master's Degree in Social Work, helping abused and PTSD youth, while our son has Autism, he is an adventure everyday (and safe, THANK YOU DIANA), and our youngest just graduated High School and is on her way to college. I could not recommend a more professional and caring law firm and attorney than Diana Figueroa and The Figueroa Law Group, P.A. We are forever thankful to you.
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Response from Diana Figueroa June 15, 2021
Pamela- It was our pleasure to represent you in the matter with your ex-husband. We are pleased everything turned out for the best for you and yours. Here at Figueroa Law Group, our clients become part of our family and it is of utmost important to us that our family is happy and safe during the entire process. Thank you very much for such a glowing review of the Figueroa Law Group and a big congratulations to your children for all their accomplishments.
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Posted by Rob I. | February 19, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Family Law Lawyer!
Diana is an outstanding family law attorney that really cares! Highly Recommended!
Response from Diana Figueroa May 21, 2021
Rob, I would like to thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide excellent service to all our clients. We always want our clients to know how much we care and are extremely grateful for your review.
Posted by Mary | December 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A professional who will champion your case
I cannot find the words to express the depth of my gratitude to Attorney Diana Figueroa, her paralegal Lydia, and the staff at The Figueroa Law Group. Together they comprise a competent, tenacious, thorough, and attentive law team which fights to obtain the most favorable outcome for their client. Mrs. Figueroa is absolutely brilliant. Her knowledge of case law and ability to swiftly slash apart the arguments of opposing counsel with deft precision was impressive to observe. It was like watching Zorro in action—I was definitely glad she was on my side! Additionally, it was clear that Lydia had meticulously reviewed and summarized the vast amount of documentation involved in the case. Her attention to detail gave me confidence that she shared Mrs. Figueroa's interest for my case. If you want a professional who will champion your case, I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Figueroa. Her experience, skill, and dedication are invaluable. She presented my case with integrity and fervor, and won more favorably than I could have imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Diana, Lydia, and all the kind staff at Figueroa Law Group.
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Posted by Steve | December 16, 2019
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Robert Hannan
Mr. Hannan represented me in two family law cases. Both of those cases, though challengin, we won. I have worked with lawyers throughout my business, and personal life. His services were outstanding by comparison. He’s approachable and listens to the clients point of view, and then he works to make it happen. SteveW
Posted by Dawn | October 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Diana Figueroa Law Firm
I hired Diana Figueroa of The Figueroa Law Group, P.A. regarding serious family issues mid-summer of 2019. With the help of one of their very qualified attorneys, I was treated professionally with knowledge and care to the issues of concern. With continued updates and knowledge provided to me, I was very pleased with the lawyer and law firm. I am pleased to say that an agreement was reached with the opposing side. Prior to the current hiring of this law firm, Diana Figueroa was hired as my lawyer for my divorce which was finalized in 2010. Professionalism, knowledge, detail oriented and care to areas of concern are the qualities why I chose Diana Figueroa Law Firm.
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Response from Diana Figueroa October 18, 2019
Thank you for your positive review, we strive for excellence! – Figueroa Law Group, P.A.
Posted by Larry | May 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
I am happy that the Figueroa law firm represented me in a long overdue matter. We were successful and I am happy that my nightmare is behind me. I encourage future clients who hire the firm to let the firm do what you hired them to do. I literally sat back with full confidence that my situation was in good hands. Today I got my final order and my case is complete. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Dwight | April 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
In your corner
I hired Diana's firm to represent me in a divorce settlement w/ child support. Her approach, recommendations and experience with other attorneys were instrumental in our successful outcome. As proof of providing her utmost dedication to your (as a future clilent) case, I can attest that she had arranged a hearing with the court days after Christmas and before New Years to settle my case (it was time sensitive). It was also her grandchild's birthday that day. You cannot ask for more dedication than that.
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Posted by Juan | October 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend!
First I would like to thank my attorney Diana Figueroa for her time, her professionalism & knowledge of the process, for her caring & understanding, and most of all for making me feel like family. Without going into detail about my case and the hardships that I’ve been through, Ms. Figueroa has helped me every step of the way to get me through this difficult time. The entire staff are very smart, understanding and caring. Thank you Ms. Figueroa. Without you as my guardian angel, I do not know where my daughter, my son and myself would have been right now. God Bless.
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Posted by Alejandro | October 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Results!!
Diana Figueroa has been my attorney for over 18 years for various civil and criminal cases and she is exceptional! Thanks to her I was awarded custody of my sons in a contested divorce. She helped tremendously not just legally but emotionally as well. This is a law firm were you are treated like family, not just another case!!
Posted by Greg | July 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm!
I had to use Figueroa Law Group for a personal matter and they were very accommodating. Alll of the lawyers, paralegals, and clerks in the office were friendly and courteous and I felt like family. I will continue to recommend Figueroa Law Group to anyone who needs a good Law Firm!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
A sure thing!
Diana was amazing! I retained Diana on short notice. My case had gone for almost 2 years and with 2 months before trial she took my case. I worked with her and her paralegal Jodi. They worked day and night and left no stone unturned. I gave them a mountain of records that I'd kept and from our conversations it was clear that they read every single page. By court time all information was well organized and we had a clear strategy. Diana's direct examination hit all the points and told our story well. Her cross examinations are something you'd see in a movie. She led two lying opposing witnesses to reveal the truth without the witnesses even being aware of it! The key take away is that Diana and her team are incredibly thorough and competent. In interacting with me, Diana and her team were timely, courteous, professional, and no nonsense. They answered calls and emails quickly. They worked late and worked on weekends as needed. They clearly care about families and children and work to get the right result for the children. In summary, the legal job they did was amazing and my interactions with them were outstanding.
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Posted by Luis | January 7, 2014
Family Law
I retained Diana Figueroa back in September of 2011 and I am blessed that I found Diana Figueroa. The communication from Diana Figueroa and her staff has been extremely good, Diana Figueroa has a well-trained and knowledgeable group of professionals that have help me through my very difficult divorce case. They have been communicating with me by phone, e-mail, mail or when they ask me to come to their office because they need to talk to me in person. They always treat me very professionally and they do their legal work effectively and efficiently. Diana Figueroa has been my attorney for over 2 years and I am extremely pleased with Diana Figueroa’s performance and outcome. I appreciate their knowledge of the law and caring manner in which they dealt with me as a client, I would highly recommend Diana Figueroa and her staff of professionals to anyone that needs a family law attorney. Sincerely, Luis
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2014
Highly recommend
I would highly recommend Diana Figueroa. She is a wonderful person that truly cares about her clients. She is organized and is great at her job. Her and her paralegals stayed in contact with me and kept me up to date with everything that was going on in my case. I seen the inside of a court room 1 time and had my case dropped down from a DUI to reckless driving. (Which does not happen to often) I couldn't be any happier with the outcome and I appreciate everything that she has done for me.
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Posted by Happy Client | July 9, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
This attorney handled my very complex,3.5 year divorce and custody battle. We won!! She blew me away at trial. She was extremely organized and by day 3 of the 5 day trial she had my ex for lunch. Even though I made 6 times the money of my ex I paid NO attorneys fees, alimony or assets. I won more than the custody we asked for. I did my part though. I behaved my self, documented maticulously, and did much of my own paralegal work so she could study for the case easily. Being a good client is just as important as being a good lawyer. I thought she was excellent!!!!
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Posted by Robert | October 3, 2021
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Nearly completely ignored, but charged 1/10th hour every time I tried to get them to do anything at all - Had to fire Figueroa.
I lost $8k to Figueroa, their non-refundable retainer, for an uncontested divorce with literally almost nothing to show for it but a tremendous amount of stress and the near-constant feeling of abandonment by my lawyer. It was extremely stressful trying to get anything done through Figueroa. Possibly Figueroa's most aggravating habit was a the following loop, which characterized the 7 months I suffered under Figueroa: 1) My wife's attorney would reply with new requirements, 2) I would incorporate them, write my full reply & sent it to Figueroa to type into their master document. Figueroa uses a locked format that I (the client) cannot edit. 3) Figueroa would ignore me generally for about a week. Note, this consisted of me sending Figueroa my reply with Figueroa charging me 1/10th hour ($35) to acknowledge receipt of my email, but no indication if or when Figueroa would do anything about it. I learned to email them every day ($35 charged each email with nothing to show for it); I had to bug them daily or they completely forgot about me for literally weeks at a time. 4) Once Figueroa did incorporate my response and sent it to me for proofreading (my requirement), the Figueroa reply almost invariably incorporated serious typos that I had to fix. Because the client cannot access the Figueroa format, I had to wait, and wait, for the paralegal (or whoever) to change her mistake. They had a different paralegal respond to me almost each time, so there was usually no continuity and I had to update each new paralegal almost weekly, costing a new amount each time. - This Figueroa cycle of ignoring me for a week at a time or longer made an already stressful situation much worse; it was clear Figueroa did not have my back. They didn't even know my back was there! They still charged 1/10th hour each time I called or emailed, which turned out to be a fruitless endeavor on my part). This stretched on for 6 months; a significant part of this was fixing their own mistakes since they couldn't seem to type. My ex-wife and I reached final agreement after the ex increasing her demands 7 times in writing, but I could not get Figueroa to type it into their form. So I fired Figueroa, after it was clear I was so low on their priority list that I was not worth a reply. Apparently they make their $$ in litigation so if you have an uncontested divorce, use the lawyer I replaced Figueroa with, which started from scratch (using her own forms), charged less than half the Figueroa retainer, and had me legally divorced in one month. My impression of Figueroa is they are a very unfocused, disorganized office, with a different person replying every time - if they replied at all. Nearly impossible to speak to my attorney there; she was almost always too busy to talk to me. Overall, a very bad experience that was completely avoidable.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
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Had better
“Results speak for themselves. Litigation cos me over $50k. And I had to hire another attorney to appeal only to find out Figueroa Law Group had not submitted into evidence my ex deposition and other very important documents. The error is costing me over $100k as I was not allowed to recoup money my ex owed me legally. Other minor issues are their inability to respond timely. I had to drive to their office several times just to get questions answered. I made recommendations for improvements such as hiring at least one man and to have an office manager to keep up with client calls and issues. Based on what Im reading here, they have not improved. I wish they can get their act together.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Figueroa Law Group, P.A.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • State Of Florida, 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 1986 - 1990

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Rules/Forms Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Brevard County chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

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Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Other
"I practiced Family Law in South Florida for about 30 years. I moved to Melbourne in 2017 and rented space from Diana. Over many months we got to know each other, and frankly, I became totally impressed with her straight forward style of practice and amazing grasp of Family Law. At the end of the day, she invited me to become “Of Counsel” to her firm. I accepted without hesitation and I have never been happier in my practice of Family Law than I am now. Practicing with Diana is refreshing because she is so knowledgeable. Together, we have over 60 years experience in Family Law. There is rarely/never an issue that is discussed between us that is unfamiliar. I have watched her in Court as well, I was way impressed. In summary, Diana is truly a top shelf Family Lawyer! Robert Hannan Practice limited the Family Law"
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of litigating many cases against Ms. Figueroa (as her as opposing counsel). She is a very skilled litigator, a zealous advocate, and truly cares about her clients and their results."
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Melbourne Divorce and separation Lawyer Diana J. Figueroa
Diana J. Figueroa
Divorce and separation Attorney
Melbourne, FL
Licensed for 37 years